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Climate Adaptation Program Manager

By May 7, 2024
  • Full Time
  • Salem, OR
  • May 28, 2024


Planner 3 – Climate Adaptation Program Manager
Oregon Department of Transportation
Policy, Data & Analysis Division
Climate Office


Salary: $5,856 – $9,079


The role:

We are seeking a high skilled climate adaptation program manager to spearhead our initiatives in strengthening our transportation system’s resilience against future climate impacts. You will collaborate closely with internal and external partners to set policy direction, identify implementation actions and oversee consultant efforts. Apply today to assist us in bringing people to multimodal transportations and reduce the carbon footprint!


We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions. We hope you’ll join us on our path to increasing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging through our values, commitments, strategies and actions.


Before applying, visit our applicant information website to learn more about our process. If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.


A day in the life:

·       Coordinate with internal and external partners to align climate change adaptation policies and actions related to transportation.

·       Develop work plans to implement adaptation plans and policies.

·       Oversee outreach efforts for studies, plans and policy development.

·       Formulate goals, objectives and policies for adaptation work efforts.

·       Track the implementation of adaptation and resilience strategic plan.

·       Create and implement engagement and change management strategies.

·       Develop requests for proposals, scopes of work, program guidance, agreements and other program management needs.

·       Develop new processes and approaches to consider and incorporate climate change into ODOT business.

·       Provide overall subject matter expertise on climate change impacts and adaptation.

·       Hybrid work options available – work in an office environment with occasional limited state travel required. Will need to work in office at a minimum of 8 times per year.

·       To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email ODOTRecruitment@odot.oregon.gov.


What’s in it for you:

·       Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, paid leave and so much more. Learn more about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation and the benefits we offer.

·       Competitive benefits packages which can be estimated using our compensation calculator.

·       Comprehensive and equitable base salary offer within the listed range based on your experience, skills and education. The salary range listed is the non-PERS participating rate. If you are already a participating PERS member or once you become PERS eligible, the salary range will increase by 6%. Please review the Classification and Compensation page for more details.

·       Public Service Loan Forgiveness opportunity!

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Minimum qualifications:

Six years of planning experience related to the job;


A bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field AND three years of progressively responsible planning experience related to the job;


An equivalent combination of relevant education, training, and experience.

Note: A master’s degree in Regional Planning, Public Administration, Social Science, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Economics, Geography or a related field may substitute for one (1) year of experience.


What we’d like to see:

If you have these attributes, let us know in your application materials! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward! You do not need to have all these qualities to be eligible for this position. We may also use transferable skills, experience, education and alignment with ODOT values to help us decide who will move forward.

·       Demonstrated experience in climate adaptation and resilience work or other transportation and land use planning, policy development and implementation.

·       Demonstrated experience managing consultant work, contracts and procurements.

·       Demonstrated experience in project or program management.

·       Demonstrated experience working on highly visible and time sensitive deliverables.

·       Demonstrated experience recognizing environmental justice issues and intentionally making decisions with equity in mind.

·       Demonstrated experience in climate change impacts to transportation infrastructure and other climate challenges facing the transportation sector.

·       Demonstrated experience writing, negotiating and managing grants.




Learn more and apply: 

This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.

For questions, call 503-779-9733 or email ODOTRecruitmentJB@odot.oregon.gov

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer 



To apply for this job email your details to ODOTRecruitmentJB@odot.oregon.gov

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